Hey there. my name is Alison and I have a beautiful little girl named Adeline. Adeline is a blessing in disguise. my husband and I were trying to conceive for months before we found out I was pregnant with Adeline. the pregnancy had a few complications (I had placenta previa) and I had to be on semi bed rest for a month when I was four months along. early in the pregnancy I was told there was a possibility of down syndrome in her.
Before I had even gotten pregnant I had a feeling I might have a baby with a disability. It is a 6th sense I have. My feelings were rarely wrong. I stressed and worried. I got a blood test done, and the doctor told me I had like a one in 10,000 chance but assured me that false positives were fairly common.
Hello, my name is Jennifer. I was 21 years old when I got pregnant. I was married with two step children. We couldn't have been more excited when we found out we were going to be having a baby. The pregnancy for the most part was easy. I barely remember morning sickness, no huge weight gain, at around eight and a half months I had some small issues with hypertension, but nothing huge.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
I “Barbara” met such a nice couple when I was on my way back home to North Carolina (we have been stationed here for almost 1 year and my husband is in Iraq at the present time) and they were on their way back to Florida.
I was 16 when I had Miracle. they told me that there might be a problem with her at birth. but to me she was perfect to me and I did not see anything wrong with her. She was born at temple hospital at 2:39am. she weight 7"11 and 21inch long. they told me to bring her back in 2 days because they wanted to run some test on her.
Our daughter Aniza Yanxiel is 17 months old. Until Tuesday of this week, she was absolutely normal. We just thought she was a little lazy and that was why she did not walk yet.
Emily was born on August 16, 2000 by C- Section. The next day the doctor came to our room and told us that our baby has sign of down syndrome and needed our permission to test her. I immediately was embarrassed for this doctor who was in the wrong room and telling the wrong people about someone else's poor baby. By the time he left our room I realized he was not in the wrong place. My husband and I were so scared. It took a week to get the results back. Mean while we had to take this child home (who looked perfectly ok to us).
Missouri Valley, Iowa
My name is Jennifer. I am an adult who has MDS. I never knew I had it until age 19. I had gotten pregnant and my Mother was concerned for me and that's why she finally told me. I'm not like others. I appear normal, I have a decent IQ but I have some physicalities of MDS.
During a prenatal visit, my doctor offered the Down Syndrome screening test. I had tons of other blood work to be done, so I decided to have the screening test as well. I never thought it would come back positive. I was hysterical when it did. The next day, my husband and I went to see the doctor. He said based on the blood work, our chance of having a DS baby was 2.2%-my husband and I love to gamble and decided to take the odds.
Louise was born in Pensacola Fl on October 26 1990. I had a normal pregnancy but something told me something wasn't right from about 6 months on. My Husband and I even discussed DS after our 7 months blood check which came back normal. I was in hard labor for 45 minutes. She popped out, screamed and I held up my arms to hold my baby, empty arms. Much to my dismay I protested and wanted to know what was going on. They had to take her to the ICU and put her under a oxygen tent as she was having a hard time breathing.
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